New in the Works Council

Quick start guide

Vraag en antwoord
OR cursus, OR training
Discover the power of the Works Council and your potential contribution as a new player. In this course we give acces to the world behind the rules of the Works Councils Act. You discover how to use these rules as a guide to good consultation. This helps you to take your first steps to successful employee participation.

What we do
We discuss the position of the Works Council in decision-making. You get to know the main features of the Works Councils Act (WCA/WOR) and find your way in the regulations. Thanks to the practical set-up, you will develop flexibility to apply your new knowledge directly within your own organisation.

How we do this
The trainer starts each part with a substantive introduction. There is room for discussion and you do a lot of practical exercises. During the course, this can immediately be applied within the perspective of your own organization.


  • you understand the purpose of the Works Councils Act (WOR)
  • you understand the most important articles from the WOR
  • you know the difference between the right of advice, consent and initiative
  • you know the main powers of the Works Council
  • you know the position of the Works Council in relation to the director and your constituents
  • you are aware of the basic principles of good consultation
  • you know how a Works Council can provide added value

More information?
We will gladly tell you more. Please feel free to send an email or call: Mirjam Kousbroek,, 06 - 22 56 95 76

Please let us know if you can’t make it on one of the scheduled dates. If there are enough participants, we will schedule an extra date.

Vraag en antwoord

Approval of the Works Council is needed if there is a change in one of the regulations on the subjects mentioned in Art. 27 of the Dutch Works Council Law.

The measures to make the opening of your company possible, are likely to be temporary. Therefor a change of regulations is most probably not applicable and approval of the Works Council is not needed.

Good to know: many company boards involve their Works Council in determining Covid-19 measures even if involvement is not required. Because there is a lot of uncertainty among employees, the involvement of the Works Council can help to reduce uncertainty and can ensure that measures match the needs of the employees. Perhaps you can convince the management to therefore consult with you about intended measures.

  • 1 dag
  • 380,- p.p.
  • 29 sep. '20  

    29 sep.
    09:00 - 16:30

  • Aristo Utrecht  
  • 1 dag
  • 380,- p.p.
  • 10 dec. '20  

    10 dec.
    09:00 - 16:30

  • Aristo Utrecht  
Deelnemers aan goed overleg (her)kennen elkaars competenties. Ze maken heldere afspraken en checken geregeld of ze elkaar nog steeds begrijpen. Elke speler kan zich uitspreken over belangen en emoties die spelen. Dankzij dit onderlinge vertrouwen kunnen de deelnemers zich concentreren op de inhoud van het overleg. Ze werken aan faire uitkomsten voor alle betrokkenen.